Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

Jun 19, 2014

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

by Robert Whiting

I was reading the official document submitted last fall by the Tokyo Governor’s office which represented Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics, the other day, and wondered what the penalty, if any, was for false advertising. The Tokyo submission, under former governor Naoki ...

A look back at when Tokyo was awarded 1964 Olympics

Aug 24, 2013

A look back at when Tokyo was awarded 1964 Olympics

by Ed Odeven

It’s been more than 50 years since Tokyo was awarded the 1964 Summer Olympics, and it was done before several landmark events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Consider the following: ■ The IOC’s decision on May 26, 1959, occurred in ...